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Nov 10, 2007

GPS Gadget of the Week: MySpot

If you want the security of a GPS-enabled panic button but don't want to carry around a separate device, then MySpot by phantomEye may be for you. MySpot is designed to provide a 'panic button' on select cell phone. In an emergency, the user can have the company's server automatically call up to 20 numbers, as well as notify people by email and instant message, including the users location.

The system also comes with a countdown timer. This mode can be used by hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts to notify selected family and friends and their location at pre-determined intervals. The company points out that it could do the same thing for parents of teenagers. The system runs about $1.50 per day plus about $30 for the initial software.

Via iTWire.